[Topic wise IAS Ancient Indian History Question Bank (1979-2015)]: (2) Pre-history and Proto-history
Pre-history and Proto-history: Geographical factors; hunting and gathering (paleolithic and mesolithic); Beginning of agriculture (neolithic and chalcolithic).
1. Describe the distinguishing features of important archaeological cultures of the Indian subcontinent datable between c. 2000 B.C. and c. 500 B.C. [1995, 60m]
2. To what extent archaeological materials are useful in understanding the progress of Neolithic man in India? [2010, 30m]
3. In the absence of a written script Chalcolithic pottery gives us a fascinating insight into the culture and life styles of the people of those times. Comment critically. [2013, 15m]